DUXBURY, Mass. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Defense says a 25-year-old Duxbury man serving in Afghanistan has died from wounds he suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device.

Officials announced Wednesday that 1st Lt. Timothy Steele died on Tuesday in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Steele was an executive officer with the 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum, N.Y.

He received his commission in May 2009, after graduating from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. He is the first Duxbury casualty of the war in Afghanistan. Steele is survived by his wife, daughter, parents and siblings.

There was no immediate word on funeral arrangements.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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